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Congresswoman Introduces Legislative Package to Expand Veterans’ Mental Health Coverage and Improve Veterans’ Experiences in Obtaining Health Care

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) introduced two bills to improve veterans’ quality of care from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and center veterans’ experiences in federal policy making.  Honor Our Commitment Act of 2020 The Honor Our Commitment Act would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide mental health care to…

Congresswoman Escobar Urges U.S. Army to Review Private Marcelino Serna Eligibility for the Medal of Honor

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy requesting that the United States Army review the military service record of the late El Paso resident and World War I hero Private Marcelino Serna for his eligibility to receive the Medal of Honor. Private Serna is the most decorated World War I veteran in Texas. He fought for the…

Congresswoman Escobar Statement on House Passage of FY21 NDAA

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Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted on H.R.6395, the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021: “As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I am proud to have worked to craft and support a strong…

Congresswoman Escobar Votes to Advance the FY21 NDAA

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NDAA Markup Includes Key Provisions Championed by Congresswoman Escobar Late last night, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and her House Armed Services Committee (HASC) colleagues unanimously advanced the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 which includes several key provisions introduced and championed by Congresswoman Escobar.  “This year’s NDAA…

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar Joins Colleagues to Introduce Bill to Protect Undocumented Family of Servicemembers and Veterans

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“Our men and women in uniform stand ready to put their lives on the line for the nation they love every single day, and we have the moral obligation to support and protect them, as well as their loved ones,” said Rep. Escobar. “I’m proud to join Congressman Cisneros to introduce the Military Family Parole in Place Act to show our gratitude and protect military and veteran families against deportation.”

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar Applauds Passage of NDAA Securing Wins for El Paso, Climate Change, and Protecting Our American Values

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“Today the House of Representatives delivered a strong National Defense Authorization Act providing essential support to our deserving men and women in uniform. The legislation includes a 3.1% pay raise for our service members and incorporates ideas from both sides of the aisle,” said Congresswoman Escobar.

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar Amendment to Ensure the CFPB Incorporates Financial Institutions Serving Military and Veterans Passes House of Representatives

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“I’d like to thank Congresswoman Maxine Waters for her work and leadership in bringing legislation forward to restore trust in federal consumer protections, and ensure these protections extend to all, including our nation’s service members and veterans,” said Congresswoman Escobar.

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